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To put toward more stock for my provisions shop

Thankyou very much my lenders. I appreciate your contributions towards me. I will use the money diligently to add more stock. Thanks once more

To clear school fees for my daughter

Hello zidisha team, I just opened my email and I got in My inbox the good news that My loan has been fully funded.
From My thank you so much My fellow brothers who have worked hard to bring things together, May God bless you again and again.
*The money will be used next week when school reopen to buy learning materials and payment of school for My daughters.. blessing And precious.

Business expansion

Thanks for another opportunity to fund my project. The monies will be used to continue restocking my small shop and a little bit to get my two children back to school. This will help me to continue making cash flow in my business. Once again thank you for your continuous support.

Publishing educational books and videos

Hamjambo good people - I received the funds (18,088 shillings). Embarked on writing the second book on Amazon. As the library was closed I had to find another venue to do the work. this cost a 14,000 shillings paid on the first of this month. Thanks again for making this happen

Paying for my CPA exams

Hello zidisha team,I am jubilated with your overwhelming funding,I lack words to express how am feeling right now,I knew zidisha team is my family,and wouldn't let me down,thank you zidisha team,may God continue blessing you abundantly so that you can continue empowering young entrepreneurs.
The funds as soon as I receive am going to pay for my exams which will cost me approximately 190 dollars,the remaining amount am going to input in my business which is currently doing well.
Once again may God repay you for what you doing in changing lives.may the whole zidisha team be blessed with long life and good health.

CPU purchase for my cybercafe

i bought 4 more rims of paper with the funds which helped me to photocopy and print more handouts for the students in a university near my business, because of this i made an increase of ksh.3500 which i have used to pay back the loan and the remaining i bought i keyboard . Becuase of more job i took my brother to come and help me at the work place and paid him an appreciation daily

Replace wi-fi cable at my cybercafe

God bless you. I received the loan and spent it on my cyber. Thank you so much

To start rice farming

My last loan was to buy a fridge, as i had a baby on the way, and i wanted to refrigerate his milk, when i go back to work from maternity leave, to ensure 6 months exclusive breastfeeding. This was a success and baby is now 11 months old
Thanks to you

New phone models for my shop

Hello lenders, I am very much grateful for your loan. The loan boosted my business to the level where I able to complete my house through the profit I get from my business. The loan changed my living standard very much. I really thankful. God bless you.

Selling educational posters and textbooks

Dear Cecilia,
it's a pleasure to see your enterprise growing. Therefore, I'm happy to support you again.
Good luck!
Kind Regards from Switzerland,

Improving the mental health of kids through sports

I wish you blessings and prosperity. Good luck teaching the kids to skate!

To expand my retail clothing store

First and foremost allow me to thank Zidisha community for believing in me and lending me finances to start my small hawking business. The journey has not been easy but I thank God for the far that I have come. I started off my business in 2014 while I was in campus by hawking and selling inner wears for the ladies part time while studying for my degree. My business originally was on the sale of ladies inner wears from 2014 to 2017.I used to sell outside my campus in a shade and at times I hawked within the university and this greatly reduced the operation costs since I did not pay any shop rent.
Currently, from 2018 to date, I managed to expand my clothing business from ladies' inner wears to all kinds of ladies clothing from dresses, skirts, trousers and blouses. Additionally, I managed to rent a big shop space that can accommodate both the ladies clothing and ladies saloon. By doing so I was able to create employment to two ladies hairdressers paid based on commission who work in my shop while I sell ladies clothing.
My struggle now with the current economy is that am in need of a loan to finance stock of hair braids, hair accessories and also stocking of ladies clothing.
I believe this is the right platform to help me continue growing my dreams to not only better my life but also the lives of others around me by creating more job opportunities.

''The ICT Academy''

Thanks for being my funder. I am an emerging charity entrepreneur. Visit my web page

For a reading project in my community

I want to seize the moment to say a big thank you to Mr. Richard and Tim for allowing themselves to be my channel of blessing. May the good LORD bless you and multiply what soever your hands touch. This money will be used to purchase books and would go along way to help my community in the light of education. I am highly motivated to also become a blessing to others as long as I'm linked to this noble family (Zidisha) indeed you are story changers. God bless you all.

Publishing educational books and videos

Hi Olumide - am grateful for your kind gesture. I hope you are doing well.

the funds will be used to publish another book on amazon now that am familiar with the process. Promote myself on social media( this is a real challenge) as am promoting the usage of Kiswahili online. I hope to make a stable income as an author/publisher.
Thanks to Zidisha for making it happen - I will keep you posted

Publishing educational books and videos

I would like to thank the Zidisha team for the support. The funds were used to get my first book published (now on Amazon). It was used to purchase online resources to get as much information on self publishing - it was also used to print a few hard copies. Sales are trickling in slowly but with a few more publications and marketing I believe the books will sell. I also intend to partner with a few teachers.

For my son's education

I consider myself a veteran with Zidisha, and my record is clean. I know what Zidisha has done in my life, and I have personally grown financially, and my kids educated courtesy fo Zidisha.

My wife is now running the project that was seeded out of Zidisha, and so does my son who is soon completing college. I am taking this loan to partially invest with my wife and start a partnership with my son.

He knows Zidisha works, and when he is responsible enough, I will recommend him to apply for his own loans.

Thank you.

Buy an incubator

My previous loan helped me to purchase 5 goats , this is to boost my poultry business. Because of the loans i can see my dreams and vision been achieved. All thanks to Zidisha for making it possible.

Paying for my CPA exams

Hello zidisha team,It is my hope that you are keeping safe,my last loan helped me increase profits since I was able to add stock ain my clothes selling business and also was able to buy good quality food for my pigs and was also able to finish successfully my CPA(certified public accountant) 1 and 2, unfortunately when corona happened my business were not doing well because pig food prices were increased and thus profit decreased,also the cost of buying mitumba(second hand clothes) also increased,customers purchasing power also decreased thus a reduction in profit,after a deliberation and discussing with my husband I decided to sell all my pigs and the stock of clothes I had and decided to venture into another business,I was also able to get employment as an assistant accountant at a company called muigai commercial agency in Nakuru Kenya,I must say that were it not for zidisha team I wouldn't be able to get employment as an accountant because with your help I was able to sit for my exams and passed.

Internet service provider

Despite, late payment let confess that, the previous loan really propelled my progress. I'm much ahead.
I used the funding to start a business of selling internet services within Nairobi.

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

With the funds raised from this loan I need to buy 7 sewing machine to help teach and develop sewing skills for young girls in our community. I have embarked on a bigger project of sewing more reusable washable sanitary pads. This is because the demand has increased for our target market who in this case are the women and young ladies. The profits made will used to to more fabric materials for sewing more clothing so as to earn more income generation and develop more skill in our community.

Thank you to you all my lenders that have supported me to see to it that my business project becomes a success.May God bless all

Buying a tuk-tuk for taxi business

Doing service for Tuk tuk after purchase.The new Tuk tuk costs 2600$ from dayun.Much appreciation to lenders.

Farming equipment

I would like to improve my farming activities so I will use the loan to purchase fertilizer to support my crops. Thank you

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

Dear Mr Doug Henderson, am so happy for your support and encouraging words, indeed my project has attracted many youths our community especially many that have dropped out of school and now loitering the streets can find relief by learning how to sew and become independent. Thank you very much sir once again for your support.

Buy food for the school

Hi Caroline, thank you for your commitment to children's education. We need more Caroline's in the world :) With love from NZ - Rachel.

Order vegetables to sell

Thanks rlfor lending this loan to me
It has really helped me and I will like to thank you all for helping me

Publishing educational books and videos

Its on Amazon now as 'Say no to germs: Sema hapana kwa vijidudu'..the link is This is for the kindle version at $1.50.

The paperback version is being reviewed. If approved i will post the link.

Looking at the possibilities of having a free window..

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills


Good luck with your venture. I admire you for teaching others and helping others to better themselves. I have had people in my background that have done that for me.

Distributing educational textbooks

Thank you funders.Our books inventory is steadily building up.The number of schools buying text books has been increasing.
A significant funding will facilitate physical bookstore establishment.

Feeds for my young stock

Hello family, I am so grateful for you trusting and lending my project. I received the funds and immediately put the funds to purpose. I am now a real farmer because I managed to buy a heifer as I had outlined in my proposal. Thank you and am humbled.

Water project

I would like to buy a water tank for storying more water for my project this will help me carb the water shortages during drought season in my area where many people depend on rain water which is seasonal.Thanks alot Mr PaulE and Mr Amanda Linde for the support

For putting toward my mother's hospital bills

Thank you for making my dream and goals possible to give me the loan to pay off my mother's hospital bill's and other expenses needed

Laptop battery so I can work from home in online jobs

First of all, I want to thank each and everyone that contributed to my funding am very happy. I will use the money to buy laptop battery to help me work online and earn income to help me settle my bills. This was so fast. My heart is full of gratitude and anyone that contributed towards my funds, may God bless you abundantly. May God fill your pockets and enlarge your territory. I am out of words all I can say is thank you a lot.

Add stock of cereal and M-Pesa shop float

Feel hopeful and full of thanks for the people who never knew you but gave a helping hand.
Thank you

Publishing educational books and videos

Hi, trying to beat a deadline in one of the corners at the library. The title had to change a bit.. to reflect the audience and make it relevant. Still its 'Sema Hapana'

Publishing educational books and videos

Hi , The work is still ongoing. Delay because the library staff mentioned that i would have to go through a publisher (to edit and proof read the manuscript) and one publisher(Chance publishers) was offering to do the work for 20,000/= and print 3,000 copies for a book that is 30 pages. The initial cost is high but once the template is made it becomes cheaper.

I have opted to do it on Amazon and and upload the book before Wednesday. Its cheaper and there are no printing costs. Only print on demand or order. The challenge is formating the book to accommodate KIswahili language(not supported).

Andrew M

For a ram

I am a sheep farmer. The problem is that I don't own a ram which has lead to delay in breeding of my ewes. This amount will enable me to buy good breed of a young ram. Improved breeds of my sheep will mean a good income from my farm.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members who funded my project. I can now buy the ram.

Business expansion

Good morning Good people, Am well and blessed this morning. Always grateful for what zidisha is doing to change the lives of many throughout the world mine included. The last loan I received really helped me. I have a small tuck shop co-owned with my wife which was struggling to restock following poor sales during these pre-corona times. I re-stocked with the funds loaned and once more the business is up and doing fine. The increased earnings though not so much, but enabled me pay a sizeable chunk of my children's school fees. It's my belief if this picks and continues this way will be able to stabilize and pay for even more needs of my young family. I believe this next funding will push me even more to revamp my stocks.


For a reading project in my community

Good luck, Douglas!

Buying equipment

know there are a number of things you have achieved, because of some special people you have in your life. I’m sure if you look back, you will know you wouldn’t be here but for those special persons. thank you

To put toward buying new sewing machine for dressmaking

I will buy 3 sewing machine and employ 2 helpers as demand is growing at my tailoring shop. This will help me to serve my customers on time as they bring their orders in bulk especially school uniforms.
Thank you to you all o my lenders for supporting me once again, am so grateful and may God bless you more.

Pay school fees for my kid

Thank you all for the quick funding of my loan. I will deposit the cash to the school's bank account now so the kid can report to school tomorrow morning.

Pay school fees for my kid

This community is so helpful. I love being a member.

To put toward buying 7 sewing machines to develop skills

Dear lenders and backers the previous loan you helped to raise indeed did a lot for me, especially on part of teaching and impacting young girls our community to acquire sewing skill on reusable sanitary pads. Am grateful for your support because these funds have gone in vain because more youths benefiting in our community and there lives are changing because of your support through Zidisha loan.
Thank you very much for supporting me in this project, I hope will also support me in the same project future. Thank you

Buying organic fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides

With the funds am raising from this Zidisha loan, I would to buy organic fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides for vegetable farming to get rid of worms attacking the vegetables and other farming inputs to help me in developing my vegetable gardens to have a good harvest. Therefore I will be able to grow more crops for sell and earn more profits. Am anticipating my profits to increase from 4000 ZMW to 8000 ZMW.

Buying organic fertilizer, pesticides & herbicides

The loan you supported me helped a lot I bought all all the farming inputs and the vegetables are growing very well, am so happy with Zidisha Loans and life is really changing and that of my family. Thank you very much and may God bless .

Chicken feed for my poultry

Thank you all,

May God Bless You.

Now i can purchase chicken feed for my poultry.

I am grateful.


To put toward buying a sewing machine & fabric/materials

Dear my lenders and backers of my loan, am so happy you supported me in my previous loan and I was able to buy the sewing machine and buy some fabric materials , I made school uniforms and jerseys and I was able to generate good profits, with Zidisha loan I can now see the light otherwise I had lost hope. Thank you for your efforts and support.

Additional stock

Dear Lenders,
Thank you so much for the loan ,it went a long way to adding products especially the male shampoos , testers and many more products that have slowly boosted my business in profit margins . I have expanded and there is a male full beauty section and thus more clients . I am so grateful.

Add new products to my provisions shop

All the best